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COVID and Sex Work Decriminalization

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Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalise sex work, allowing sex workers to set their own terms, reduce exploitation and violence, and improve access to medical services, according to (UK). The coronavirus pandemic, according to activists, prompted a March vote in parliament to remove sex work from the penal code.

Lockdowns have left sex workers without a source of income and no unemployment benefits due to their ambiguous legal status…”

Source: Medriva.

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